Man arrested for raping woman during job interview

More potential victims come forward
Posted at 5:41 PM, Oct 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-01 19:21:21-04

Largo Police arrested a 39-year-old man for allegedly raping a woman during a job interview.

Police say Youssef Youssef was interviewing the woman at the business he and his wife run when he led the job applicant into a back room, threw her onto a mattress on the floor and forced her into oral sex.

According to the report, the encounter started with Youssef brushing against the woman's chest and trying to kiss her. He is then accused of masturbating while leading the woman into the backroom.

Tuesday, 3 more women came forward to ABC Action News claiming instances of sexual assault and harassment. 

"Sounds like the same thing that he did to me." Aja Chambers, a former employee of Tender Touch Transport Service, said.

Chambers worked at the wheelchair transport company Youssef and his wife run for about two months. She says she quit 6 months ago because of sexual harassment.

"He would try to remove his penis (in front of me)." Chambers said. "He would try to take me into the backroom and I wouldn't allow it."

He would rub me and try to touch my chest." Kimberly Hunter, another employee said.

Hunter says she worked at Tender Touch for only two hours before the harassment was too much. She says he also tried to lure her into the room with the mattress. 

According to the arrest report, Youssef turned off security cameras inside of the building during the encounter. Chambers and Hunter say he would do the same thing while being inappropriate with them.

ABC Action News also uncovered a criminal investigation into another sexual battery with an employee in 2015. The victim in that case also claimed Youssef forced her to perform oral sex on him. That case stalled because of a lack of evidence, according to the report. Youssef was never arrested.

Youssef and his wife refused to speak with ABC Action News about the allegations. But, according to the report, Youssef initially denied any sex with the victim at first, then changed his story saying the victim initiated the sexual encounter.